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Thoughts on The Guild

After seeing the Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?  video I watched the first two seasons of The Guild.  I was very disappointed in the show.  The implication seems to be that if you play an MMO you are a … Continue reading

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Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?

This video amused me.  I had watched the first episode or two of The Guild and the humor struck me as the kind where you laugh at someone being embarrassed.  That kind of humor leaves me feeling slightly queasy rather … Continue reading

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Exit Strategy

I found this post on Exit Strategy from Mirror Shield – Yakra’s Reflections on Tanking very much worth thinking about. I think that’s one of the places I failed in raid leading pre-Wrath. We lingered in Kara far too long … Continue reading

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Looting the Guild Bank

When I canceled my WoW subscription, I deliberately left people with access to the guild bank and a message to help themselves.  Wouldn’t you know it, two non-contributing players decided to clean it out.  Not take a reasonable amount and … Continue reading

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Game Over

One of the tricky things about MMOs is that there is no game over screen.  Even the top players in the top guilds still have more to strive for.  If your character has beaten all the top bosses and has … Continue reading

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March Sadness

Doofy the Paladin is suffering from March Sadness. Progress has ground to a halt as their roster of raiders has disappeared. We’re in much the same situation with our guild alliance. Historically we’ve run 2-3 nights per week, but we’ve … Continue reading

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My WoW Resume (early 2009)

I was reading Matticus’ post, What GMs Want to See on Your Guild App, and I stared thinking about some of my accomplishments in WoW.  Since many of these were pre-3.0, I don’t have the achievements for them which makes … Continue reading

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8 Questions Your Guild Should Ask Itself

Matticus posted 8 Questions Your Guild Should Ask Itself.  Since his focus is on raiding, that’s where this quiz aims.  Here’s how I’d answer them for our guild alliance. Do you have a clearly defined identity? We are a raiding … Continue reading

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Why Raid?

It seems that loot drama is inevitable.  Raid leading is a stressful thing (and the pay sucks).  It seems to me that a decent raid leader, like a decent manager, is a jerk (the great ones are not, but that’s … Continue reading

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Ret Paladin

I’m thinking of taking my paladin ret.  I don’t like tanking with her as much as I do on my warrior and right now our guild alliance has a surfeit of tanks.  I don’t think I’d raid or even instance … Continue reading

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Picking a New Realm

So you’ve been playing World of Warcraft for a while and have decided to make a fresh start and reroll on a new server.  How do you decide which server will be right for you?  I’m assuming you’ve already decided … Continue reading

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Helping People Get Gold

A few days back, Gevlon wrote about how to Help a guildie with money.  It was a lot more compassionate than I had expected from him.  It also looks like a lot more work than I’m willing to do unless … Continue reading

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Classic Dungeon Solo Fun

It looks as though Patch 3.08 is going to make classic dungeons more accessible to solo players and those who didn’t play WoW prior to Wrath.  The ritual objects that used to require 3 players to activate in Blackrock Spire … Continue reading

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More or Less Social

There are two things I would like to see added to World of Warcraft – one to make the game more social and one to make it less social.  I’d like a way to chat with people in game from … Continue reading

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Leveling Blacksmithing

At the request of one of the members of our guild alliance, I focused in on leveling blacksmithing last night.  Jaimie had spent way too much time mining saronite, eternals, and the odd bit of titanium so thanks to her … Continue reading

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Wrath Malaise

I think I’ve figured out what’s bugging me about Wrath – it’s the (self-imposed) pressure to level.  I feel as though I ought to be one of the first (if not the first) in my guild alliance to level.  Given … Continue reading

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Zero sum gold

Gevlon of Greedy Goblin discusses loot distribution.  This time of transition as we move into the new expansion is a great time for thinking about this kind of thing.  As always, Gevlon manages to come up with an original take … Continue reading

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Zul’Aman Bear Mount

A while back guilds were selling Zul’Aman Bear mount runs for a five to ten thousand gold.  You show up, pay your gold, and the bear mount is yours at the end of the timed run.  With the pre-Wrath path … Continue reading

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Warhammer and Moving On

The Warhammer MMO is coming out in a week or so.  I definitely will not be buying it on release, but I will be reading the reviews.  I’m particularly looking forward to seeing what Tobold has to say about it … Continue reading

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Incentive and Social Networks

I was reading an article on how an economics experiment managed to get worked to pick a lot more strawberries.  The line that struck me was: Again, workers prioritized money over social ties, abandoning groups of friends to ally themselves … Continue reading

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